This response to Katz’s commentary is based on our team’s experiences and findings in bystander intervention design and evaluation among male and female adolescents in several high school settings. Three themes emerged in reflecting on “what worked” in our large evaluation in light of Katz’s commentary. First, our field needs data from multiple rigorous bystander intervention evaluations. Second, bystander interventions must be acceptable to the population receiving the intervention. Third, engaging all adolescent and young adults in prevention independent of sex or sexual orientation is essential to reduce sexual violence including harassment and bullying.
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- bystander intervention
- sexual violence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science